pumpkins aborting after week of growth

huskies777August 15, 2014

I've had the same problem for two years now( 1 of my two vines last year had the problem and my first plant this year is running into same problem) where the baby pumpkin will take and grow for a few days (past the point where an unpollinated pumpkin would have died) and then wither and die once it has attained some size. Its not that the plant is selecting a different pumpkin to send energy to (I'd be ok with that); instead the plant has no pumpkins at all but seems to like killing them off after about a week. I've been giving them a good amount of fertilizer too (start with miracle grow then switch to TNT tomato booster which is a little nitrogren, mostly phosphorous, and some potassium once many flowers have appeared). Any ideas? thank you.

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achang89(Z6)

What do the plants do after aborting the fruit? Still growing happily, flower and try to set fruits again?

    Bookmark   August 15, 2014 at 9:46AM
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huskies777

Thanks for the reply. The plant looks great and keeps setting fruit but the same thing happens. Are you familiar with the TNT tomato fertilizer I use? Maybe I should double the amount on the directions? Is it possible to apply too much phosphorous?

    Bookmark   August 15, 2014 at 2:21PM
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